The Kymara Gallery Mission Statement The Kymara Gallery was founded in 1985 in Kennebunkport, Maine. It is a gallery, museum, educational, and performance space. We promote and preserve the creative accomplishments of artists and musicians whose work may not be exhibited in a traditional gallery space or may under other circumstances be destroyed due to its subject matter. The gallery celebrates human sexuality, love, and social commentary through fine art, performance, and music, in a supportive environment. Regularly scheduled shows are held at the gallery space, and with community partners who share the same vision of artistic freedom. Education is provided through film and by experienced instructors who are respected members of the underground community. Our "Happenings" are three-day events that illustrate as accurately as possible, historic moments in the rise of the artistic Underground. Health education is always included at our events on such topics as HIV/Aids, sexually transmitted diseases and other public health issues. The Gallery promotes both established and emerging artists and musicians.
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News: Charles Gatewood: "Wall Street"
A Look inside Charles Gatewood's "Wall Street"... River Tree Arts and The Kymara Gallery present, "Charles Gatewood's Wall Street," an exhibition of rare vintage and contemporary photographic prints based on the photo essay, "Wall Street." The exhibition illustrates the 1970s style and culture of New York City's notorious financial district and has won acclaim for the photographer's use of architectural imagery and satire. Included in the exhibit are the photographer's legendary portraits of William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, and Brion Gysin with his "Dream Machine." Gatewood, whose career has spanned over forty-five years as both a fine art photographer and a photojournalist, has worked on assignment for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, Harper's, and Time magazines. The internationally respected photographer is best known for his early documentation of the "modern primitives" movement, and of underground- and sub-cultures of the 1960's to present. Gatewood's diverse portfolio includes teaching at The Photographic Resource Center in Rockport, Maine. He has also been the author of several fine art books, including "Burroughs 23," featuring images of American author William S. Burroughs, and his work appears in worldwide museum collections. During the exhibit, there will be a "Kymara Gallery Sideshow" of mixed media works by artists who are interpreting the current political climate, along with memorabilia from Maine's "Occupy" encampment. Hudson Valley, NY artists Joe Concra and Denise Orzo, New York City artist Matt O'Neill, Worcester, Massachusetts artist Scott Holloway and Kennebunkport artist Kymara are among the exhibitors. The show will open at River Tree Arts's Irvine Gallery, 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine on Friday, February 10th with a celebration/Happening from 5 to 7 PM. It will continue to run through Tuesday March 17th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event is produced and curated by Kymara and Milo, owners of The Kymara Gallery and Kymara Happenings,. Kymara Happenings is famous for creating unique, historically significant arts related events in New York City and Maine. The Blue Elephant, Saco, Maine will be a catering sponsor for the opening. For more information contact River Tree Arts, 35 Western Avenue, #4A, Kennebunk, Maine 04043 phone: (207) 967-9120 For daily show updates, please visit Madame Kymara's Gallery Blog.More news here